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Here's what I'd do... back up all your data and try a regular upgrade via apt-get.
Then, if that doesn't work, just do a clean install of Hoary. Since you already have a separate /home partition, just don't overwrite it. You know the partitioning part of the Ubuntu install? There's a setting you can have for each partition to either "do not use" the partition or to use it as something. Set your home partition to be "do not format" and mount at "/home." Everything else you can reformat.